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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Ratings: 781
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 66
Gots: 70 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 03-01-2012)
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Photo of travismiller80
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

travismiller80, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of ChiPool
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

Purchased at Woodman's in Kenosha, WI. Consumed & reviewed on 9/20/12. Can best by 335/12 on bottom (12/1/12?).

Poured into Duvel tulip: cloudy light orange with loys of frothy white head. Has a bit of a funky smell: reminiscent of a malt liquor, sweet & corny. The taste is not bad: a bit of lingering bitterness.

This has the profile of Daisy Cutter, but lacks the quality. I was excited to try it, glad I did, but will be unlikely to purchase again.

ChiPool, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of UnkleFester
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

16oz can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a cloudy golden color with about two fingers of creamy white head that leaves behind a nice amount of lacing.

S: Grapefruit, lemon and wheat a nice hope presence along with wheat on the nose.

T: like the nose but not as subdued, the hop character is much more noticeable here.

M: A nice smooth body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: While it might not be among the top tier pales this is one of my favorites from Tallgrass. Love the 16oz can which is great for outdoor activities.

UnkleFester, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of CHADMC3
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a hazy golden yellow to orange body beneath the scattered, foamy, white head which patiently dissolves to leave a thin, inconsistent lacing.

Fresh pine and floral hop aromas greet the nose with heavier citrus like exotic fruits appearing as it warms.

The flavor consists of primarily of citrus hops and bitter pine or grass, as well as grain and straw. The palate is sweet up front and more grassy or grainy towards the back.

This beer is medium on the palate with generous carbonation and a strong bitter finish.

This is a really nice and smooth pale ale and the citrus hops really kick in as the beer warms.

CHADMC3, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of tgraven
4/5  rDev +5.5%

tgraven, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of bitter
4/5  rDev +5.5%

bitter, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of lawlerj
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a NB Globe glass.

A - Pours a murky golden amber. Nice big frothy white head that sticks around for quite a while. Appears to be well carbonated and leaves nice speckled lacing on the glass. A nice looking beer.

S - The aroma is fairly hop forward. The hops tend toward the more citrusy side, and there is some biscuity malt mixed in along with it. The aroma is overall very pleasant and appropriate to the style, if a touch heavy on the hops.

T - The citrusy hops I noted in the aroma are what shows up first in the taste. As it slides back, the sweeter malt comes out and balances the fairly strong hop bitterness. Not overly complex, but exceedingly well balanced.

M - Medium bodied. The carbonation is just right, and give a ncie "sudsy" feel to the beer.

O - Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. This is now by far one my favorite pale ales, plus the fact that it comes in tall boy cans is a huge bonus. Props to Tallgrass; they continue to wow me with their beers.

lawlerj, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Seefeldt
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Seefeldt, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of billcaperton1
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

billcaperton1, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of grumpygerman
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

grumpygerman, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%

16 oz can pours a clear, dark gold color with a large, craterous white head. Sticky lace aplenty and nice retention. A tremendous looking Pale. Bonus points for a great can design.

Nose is mostly juicy tropical and citrus hops with a little bit of honeyed-grain malt.

Taste is big on both flavoring and bittering hops with a light malt base. The flavor profile definitely showcases the Galaxy hop, but maybe is a tad one-dimensional. The more I drink these SMaSH or Single Hop beers, the more I appreciate a solid, well conceived hop schedule. Or maybe Im just not a huge Galaxy fan...either way, I find this beer to be just average tasting.

twiggamortis420, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of Hawkharvs
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Hawkharvs, Sep 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Gehrig13, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

HairyToeKnuckles, Sep 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

wmc0005, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of AllHailBeercules
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

AllHailBeercules, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of VagabondHops
3.3/5  rDev -12.9%

Picked this up on a trip through Madison, WI. Haven't found it in the Chicago area yet.

Pours a light copper, almost honey in color with at least 2 fingers of head..dissapates slowly.. Smells of light citrus, some grapefruit, but mostly earthy and slightly dank aromas....let's try the taste..

Pleasantly surprised by the slight bitterness and the bite the hops provide that wasn't expected. A grittier, carbonated medium body for mouthfeel...

Very drinkable, but not as smooth as most Pale Ales out of cans. Have a couple, you bet. A sixer, nah. But worth a taste!


VagabondHops, Aug 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Dieck, Aug 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

TheBeard89, Aug 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

LambicPentameter, Aug 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

muletrane, Aug 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

KegsAndEggs, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

M_Burkey, Aug 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.6%

jmbraxton, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

A: The beer is clear orange yellow in color and as a light to moderate amount of carbonation. The beer poured rather cloudy towards the bottom of the can. It poured with a half finger high beige head that died down a bit but never completely faded away..
S: There are moderately strong aromas of tropical fruits and citrus in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of tropical fruits and citrus along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems quite heavy for a pale ale and is packed with interesting hop flavors. It is very enjoyable.

metter98, Aug 18, 2012
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.